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Confessions Of A Chaser

Chasing. The act of actively pursuing someone or something, almost with an obsessive fervor. The thrill is in the chase is usually a motto many people follow for whatever it is they’re after – money, goals, material possessions or even more telling, people. Chasing people takes a certain amount of effort, a whole lot of […]

Lolo and the amazing Technicolor self-awareness lesson

Lori “Lolo” Jones has made more news (at least on social media) for crass comments than her athletic prowess as a track & field hurdler-turned-Winter Olympic bobsledder in recent months. Last night took a medieval turn for Ms. Jones as she Tweeted her thoughts on rapper Drake hosting the ESPN Awards Show, The ESPYs this […]

Heroes of a different ring

  As I think about what it was like watching The Undertaker, the character, lose his first Wrestlemania match in 22 tries, I began to sympathize for Mark Calaway, the man playing the role of The Undertaker.  Calaway, who turned 49 two weeks ago Monday, looked every bit of Muhammad Ali to Brock Lesnar’s Larry […]

Pet projects and such

So where have I been? Well…busy. This job has taken up a lot of my time as well getting back into the groove of podcasting and soft-launching my automotive blog, Ridin’ and Rollin’. A lot going on and a little bit of time for it all, but I’m managing. Speaking of which, this post is […]

10 years later, College Dropout’s impact still matters

10 years ago today, Kanye West’s debut album The College Dropout was officially released and it’s really safe to say there hasn’t been an album like it since – the honesty, the sound, the braggadocio coming from a guy who’s previous claim to fame was soul sample beats for Jay-Z and other artists. More than […]

2013 Letter – Power In Words

Dear Chris, We’re in the final 48 hours of 2013, so it’s time to reflect on the year that has passed. Let’s look at what you’ve accomplished, what you weren’t able to get done and let’s try to figure out a way to do those things and more in the coming year. You let up […]

Music Year In Review Part 2

So as promised, Part 2 of my year in review for music, which is really nothing more than me listing my favorite albums and songs, so feel free to check out my favorites and add your own in the comments. Chris’ favorite albums of 2013 “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk – Daft Punk showed the […]

The music year in review, Part I

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part year-end music review post. Part 2, in which Chris will list favorite songs and albums, will drop Wednesday December 18th. As 2013 comes to a close in a matter of – wow two weeks, I’m doing something new here, inspired by Virginia rapper Skillz’s year-end Rap-Up […]

5 ways of dealing with people

The things that come to you in the wee hours of the morning. In my case, it was just after midnight today when I started thinking about some things that only started to make sense at this point in my life. Clearly I’m writing this because I’m in a sharing frame of mind, so work […]

Thankful for a new start

The first e-mail of praise came across my work computer Tuesday morning for a story I put together Monday evening and wrote and sent to my new boss the next morning. I could only smile and shake my head at the good fortune of finding a job this close to the end of the year. […]

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